Cancer

Based on Cancer.gov data, nearly 4 out of 10 people in the US will get cancer in their lifetime. All cancers involve abnormal cells dividing in an uncontrolled way. Other than this, each of the 200 or more cancers have very different characteristics. One thing people often find useful is hearing from other people who have been through the same cancer journey. Below you’ll find user experiences grouped by cancer type as well as communities run by expert nonprofits with a focus on particular kinds of cancer.

Types of Cancer

Related communities

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action

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    Pancreatic Cancer Action aims to support those impacted by pancreatic cancer. We do this by increasing awareness, influencing government policy and providing support to patients and their families.

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  • The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    Community

    Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation gives help and hope to anyone affected by lung cancer. We aim to save lives and support people when they need it most. We fund research, give patients and their families a shoulder to cry and if you want it, we’ll provide you with trustworthy information about the disease. The charity was founded as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990 by Professor Ray Donnelly, FRCS, a thoracic surgeon, to raise awareness of the problem of lung cancer. In 1993, Professor Donnelly put together his ideas for an international centre for lung cancer research. At this time much loved UK entertainer Roy Castle was diagnosed with lung cancer. Roy agreed to give his name to a special appeal for the Lung Cancer Fund to raise £12m to build, equip and run the centre. Roy Castle spent much of the last year of his life helping to raise millions of pounds for the appeal. Sadly Roy died in September 1994 and his heroic contribution was recognised by changing the name of the charity to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

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  • Fight Prostate Cancer

    Community

    This community is no longer actively moderated. Please go to the Malecare prostate cancer community to continue receiving support: healthunlocked.com/advanced-prostate-cancer/posts/138237903/welcome-new-members

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  • American Cancer Survivors

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    We are a peer support community for Americans who are fighting or have survived cancer. Here we share our stories, experiences, ask questions and support one another. Join us today!

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  • Breast Cancer Haven

    Community

    Welcome to Breast Cancer Haven's online community. Here you can safely talk to other people affected by breast cancer – whether you are going through treatment, have finished treatment or are supporting a family member or friend – everyone is welcome. A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary but often people need so much more than this. Sharing experiences and supporting each other online can be really helpful but you can also contact us if you need support from our professional nurses, therapists and information specialists. Our support is free of charge and available in our beautiful Breast Cancer Haven centres. To find out more please visit our website.

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  • Fight Bladder Cancer

    Community

    Fight Bladder Cancer is a national charity supporting those with bladder cancer, campaigning to raise awareness and supporting medical research.

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  • Advanced Prostate Cancer

    Community

    A friendly prostate cancer support group where we can pick each other's brains. Our 24 hour online support group. Talking about advanced prostate cancer is a powerful tool. Our community is run by Malecare Cancer Support. We are men, fighting prostate cancer, together.

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  • LGBT Cancer Community

    Community

    A friendly, safe, informal atmosphere where we can pick each other's brains. Talking about cancer in our community is a powerful tool. Our community is run by The LGBT Cancer Project. Our community, fighting cancer, together. Our 24 hour online support group.

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  • Radiotherapy Cancer Treatment

    Community

    We are an online community for people who have experienced radiotherapy. Share your experiences and support one another through treatment and beyond!

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  • Prostate Cancer Network

    Community

    Newly diagnosed? On Active Surveillance? You've got brothers here! What's next after surgery or radiation? Impotent? Difficulty with Urine Control? Caregiver or Spouse? You are not alone, here. A friendly, safe, informal atmosphere where we can pick each other's brains. Your 24 hour online support group. Our community is run by Malecare Cancer Support. We are men, fighting prostate cancer, together.

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  • Prostate Cancer And Gay Men

    Community

    A friendly, safe, informal atmosphere where we can pick each other's brains. Your 24 hour online support group. Talking about our lives and prostate cancer is a powerful tool. Our community is run by Malecare Cancer Support. We are men, fighting prostate cancer, together.

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  • Colon Cancer Connected

    Community

    Welcome to the Global Colon Cancer Association's HealthUnlocked Community! HealthUnlocked is a social network for health. By finding others with similar health backgrounds, you can take on day to day health concerns together. The Global Colon Cancer Association is the voice for the millions of colon/bowel (CRC) cancer patients worldwide. We advocate for patient centered policy around the globe to ensure increased awareness and screening, access to quality medical treatments and help our member organizations collaborate, innovate and leverage the full potential of effectuating change. The GCCA also supports the creation of new patient advocacy groups in developing areas which have no CRC organizations. The GCCA unites all stakeholders in the battle against this disease with one unified voice. ​

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  • Male Breast Cancer

    Community

    A friendly, informal atmosphere where we can pick each other's brains. Our 24 hour online support group. Talking about male breast cancer is a powerful tool. Our community is run by Malecare Cancer Support. We are men, fighting breast cancer, together.

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  • SHARE Breast Cancer Support

    Community

    SHARE Breast Cancer Support is a space where you can feel safe, supported, and empowered to tell your story and discuss your issues. SHARE peer volunteers, as well as other women just like you, are here to answer your questions and provide encouragement. Please visit our website to learn more: www.sharecancersupport.org. As a community we have rules. Inappropriate or irrelevant posts, advertisements, negative articles, and personal surgical or nude photographs will be removed, as will disrespectful or offensive comments on threads. Any content on this site is NOT to be construed as medical advice! Members should always consult their doctors regarding a medical condition or treatment. Organizations must post events and services as individual users and must avoid direct advertising. The views presented on this site do not represent the views of SHARE.

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  • SHARE Ovarian Cancer Support

    Community

    SHARE Ovarian Cancer Support is a space where you can feel safe, supported, and empowered to tell your story and discuss your issues. SHARE peer volunteers, as well as other women just like you, are here to answer your questions and provide encouragement. Please visit our website to learn more: www.sharecancersupport.org. As a community we have rules. Inappropriate or irrelevant posts, advertisements, negative articles, and personal surgical or nude photographs will removed, as will disrespectful or offensive comments on threads. Any content on this site NOT to be construed as medical advice! Members should always consult their doctors regarding a medical condition or treatment. Organizations must post events and services as individual users and avoid direct advertising. The views presented on this site do not represent the views of SHARE.

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  • SHARE Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Community

    SHARE Metastatic Breast Cancer Support is a space where you can feel safe, supported, and empowered to tell your story and discuss your issues. SHARE peer volunteers, as well as other women just like you, are here to answer your questions and provide encouragement. Please visit our website to learn more: www.sharecancersupport.org. As a community we have rules. Inappropriate or irrelevant posts, advertisements, negative articles, and personal surgical or nude photographs will removed, as will disrespectful or offensive comments on threads. Any content on this site NOT to be construed as medical advice! Members should always consult their doctors regarding a medical condition or treatment. Organizations must post events and services as individual users and avoid direct advertising. The views presented on this site do not represent the views of SHARE.

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